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The next step

For the Bears to rise in the NFL, first-time GM Phil Emery must hit the ground running

Updated: January 30, 2012, 11:43 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Phil Emery certainly looks the part.

Of a scout, I mean. A football lifer. A well-tanned man's man who also knows the isolation of a video room.

"Football is all in the tape," said Emery, the new general manager of the Chicago Bears, at his introductory press conference at Halas Hall on Monday.

Like I said, he looks like a scout and he sounds like one, too.

I'd grade his tan a solid 6.7, for instance. He hangs his glasses around his neck, like a ...

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